Transmitting

“What the theatre has given me: the ability to escape from a small, narrow, strict world to join one that is inexhaustible and multiple, one that combines literature, poetry, politics and history. This is the theatre we work on every day, to transmit it to young audiences.”

ÉRIC RUF

Being accessible to as many people as possible, in France and abroad, is one of the Comédie-Française’s fundamental missions. Alongside tours, all channels of dissemination are used to present its emblematic shows as well as productions designed for specific media.

CINEMA SCREENINGS

Pathé Live – broadcasting live to more than 300 cinemas

The Comédie-Française is pursuing and extending its collaboration with Pathé Live. In the framework of this partnership, three plays from the season are screened in cinemas, live from the Salle Richelieu followed by repeat screenings at later times. In light of the success this scheme has enjoyed, three productions broadcast in past seasons will also be available for exceptional re-screenings. Along with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Comédie-Française is part of the opera/ballet/theatre triptych proposed by Pathé Live on more than 300 screens throughout France and the world (reaching fifty countries). This enables it to reach out to all audiences, thanks to a network of locally embedded cinemas, and to bring the Troupe in close contact with the public. During the 2017-2018 season, more than 100,000 spectators were able to experience the productions of Les Fourberies de Scapin and Le Petit-Maître corrigé in this way, with Britannicus due to be screened on 5 July 2018. Accompanied by significant educational documentation, this scheme also enables a very large school audience to see the Comédie-Française’s productions and to enrich their experience thanks to the resources made available on the Comédie-Française and Pathé Live sites.

Screened live in cinemas from the Salle Richelieu:

  • LUCRÈCE BORGIA Victor Hugo directed by Denis Podalydès

Live
18 OCT 2018 at 8.30 PM
Re-screened
18 NOV at 5.00 PM and 19, 20 NOV 2018 at 8.00 PM

  • LA NUIT DES ROIS OU TOUT CE QUE VOUS VOULEZWilliam Shakespeare directed by Thomas Ostermeier

Live
14 FEB 2019 at 8.30 PM
Re-screened
3 MARCH at 5.00 PM and 4, 5 MARCH 2019 at 8.00 PM

  • ÉLECTRE/ORESTE
  • Euripides directed by Ivo van Hove

Live
23 MAY 2019 at 8.30 PM
Re-screened
16 JUNE at 5.00 PM and 17, 18 JUNE 2019 at 8.00 PM

Re-screened in cinemas :

  • ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
  • William Shakespeare directed by Éric Ruf

9 DEC at 5.00 PM and 10,11 DEC 2018 at 8.00 PM

  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC
  • Edmond Rostand directed by Denis Podalydès

8, 14 JAN at 8.00 PM and 13 JAN 2019 5.00 PM

  • LE MISANTHROPE
  • Molière directedby Clément Hervieu-Léger

26 MARCH, 1 APRIL at 8.00 PM and 31 MARCH 2019 5.00 PM

Details on Pathelive

Catalogue available for customised school screenings :

  • ROMÉO ET JULIETTE William Shakespeare directed by Éric Ruf
  • LE MISANTHROPE Molière directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger
  • CYRANO DE BERGERAC Edmond Rostand directed by Denis Podalydès
  • LE PETIT-MAITRE CORRIGÉ Marivaux directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger
  • LES FOURBERIES DE SCAPIN Molière directed by Denis Podalydès
  • BRITANNICUS Jean Racine directed by StéphaneBraunschweig (from 22 July 2018)
  • LUCRÈCE BORGIA Victor Hugo directed by Denis Podalydès (from 5 November 2018)
  • LA NUIT DES ROIS OU CE QUE VOUS VOULEZ William Shakespeare directed by Thomas Ostermeier (from 4 March 2019)
  • ELECTRE / ORESTE Euripides directed by Ivo van Hove (from 10 June 2019)

TELEVISION

  • PRODUCTIONS

As part of the agreement between the Comédie-Française and France Télévisions, one or more shows will be recorded and/or broadcast this season.

ON FRANCE 2:
- L’Hôtel du Libre-échange Georges Feydeau directed by Isabelle Nanty
- 20 000 lieues sous les mers After Jules Verne directed by Christian Hecq and Valérie Lesort

ON FRANCE 3:
- L’Interlope
adaptation of the production L’Interlope (cabaret), premiered at the Studio-Théâtre in 2016, devised by Serge Bagdassarian

In addition to the broadcasts on its channels, France Télévisions will make these films available on its digital platform Culturebox.

  • CINEMA COLLECTION

Filmmakers adapt the plays staged at the Comédie-Française to make cinematic works with the actors of the Troupe, produced and broadcast in collaboration with Arte. The channel programmed Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s Three Sisters in September 2015, and Vincent Macaigne’s Dom Juan et Sganarelle in May 2016 and Oblomov, directed by Guillaume Gallienne in October 2017.
A new work is in preparation this season.

ONLINE

Articles, photos,videos, news about the Troupe and productions, educational and heritageresources, the latest in the life of the House of Molière are all on display inthe digital spaces of the Comédie-Française

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DIGITAL OFFERS WITH INA:

Building on their strong partnership forged in 2002, the Comédie-Française and INA have inaugurated an online video on demand service (by pay-per-view or subscription) on the ina.fr site, as well as a YouTube channel giving access to the institution’s historical productions.
YouTube channel: Ina-Comédie-Française

RADIO

As part of its historical collaboration with Radio France, the Comédie-Française is developing three series of radio programmes with France Culture:

  • Intégrale Racine (A complete Racine series). Bérénice and Bajazet were broadcast in November 2017, and Mithrande and Esther will be added to the collection
  • Série Simenon (A Simenon series). Lettre à ma mère and Les Mémoires de Maigret will be the next instalments in the series.
  • A collection-series of five Tintin albums, the third part, Les 7 Boules de cristal was broadcast inDecember 2017. The next album recorded, Le Temple du Soleil, will be broadcast during the 2018-2019 season.
  • Armistice Evening in partnership with Gallimard publishing and the First World War Centennial Mission broadcast on France Culture on 11 November 2018.

DVD

After the release of Les Damnés in 2017, six to seven titles will be published every year on DVD by Ina (DVD publisher).